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Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Water polo at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country  China
Dates 9 August – 24 August
Teams 20 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Hungary (men)
 Netherlands (women)
Runner-up  United States (men)
 United States (women)
Third place  Serbia (men)
 Australia (women)
Fourth place  Montenegro (men)
 Hungary (women)

Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held from 10 August to 24 August 2008 at the Ying Tung Natatorium in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The Ying Tung Natatorium after the Olympic Games.

Medalists

Men's medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
 Hungary (HUN)
Zoltán Szécsi
Tamás Varga
Norbert Madaras
Dénes Varga
Tamás Kásás
Norbert Hosnyánszky
Gergely Kiss
Tibor Benedek
Dániel Varga
Péter Biros
Gábor Kis
Tamás Molnár
István Gergely
 United States (USA)
Merrill Moses
Peter Varellas
Peter Hudnut
Jeff Powers
Adam Wright
Rick Merlo
Layne Beaubien
Tony Azevedo
Ryan Bailey
Tim Hutten
Jesse Smith
J. W. Krumpholz
Brandon Brooks
 Serbia (SRB)
Denis Šefik
Živko Gocić
Andrija Prlainović
Vanja Udovičić
Dejan Savić
Duško Pijetlović
Nikola Rađen
Filip Filipović
Aleksandar Ćirić
Aleksandar Šapić
Vladimir Vujasinović
Branko Peković
Slobodan Soro

Women's medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
 Netherlands (NED)
Ilse van der Meijden
Yasemin Smit
Mieke Cabout
Biurakn Hakhverdian
Marieke van den Ham
Daniëlle de Bruijn
Iefke van Belkum
Noeki Klein
Gillian van den Berg
Alette Sijbring
Rianne Guichelaar
Simone Koot
Meike de Nooy

Head coach:
Robin van Galen
 United States (USA)
Elizabeth Armstrong
Heather Petri
Brittany Hayes
Brenda Villa
Lauren Wenger
Natalie Golda
Patty Cardenas
Jessica Steffens
Elsie Windes
Alison Gregorka
Moriah van Norman
Kami Craig
Jaime Hipp

Head coach:
Guy Baker
 Australia (AUS)
Emma Knox
Gemma Beadsworth
Nikita Cuffe
Rebecca Rippon
Suzie Fraser
Bronwen Knox
Taniele Gofers
Kate Gynther
Jenna Santoromito
Mia Santoromito
Melissa Rippon
Amy Hetzel
Alicia McCormack

Head coach:
Greg McFadden

Qualification

Men

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania
 Canada
 United States
 China  Croatia
 Germany
 Greece
 Hungary
 Italy
 Montenegro
 Serbia
 Spain
 Australia

Women

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania
 United States  China  Greece
 Hungary
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Russia
 Australia

External links

  • FINA Water Polo
  • Beijing 2008 Olympics
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